is closing in on the Mother of Warlords, the Head and Shoulders of the Many
Arms of Death. Lured to her former home in Brussels, Kate Kane is prepared to
confront her nemesis, as well as the fragmented memories of her past. Wandering
through her abandoned house, memories of her past life filter through until
finally confronted by her former lover, Safiyah.
she’s been waiting for Kate Kane to put the puzzle together, expecting her to
show up at this long-abandoned home in Belgium. I can’t help but wonder: whay
wasn’t the property sold? Or at least cleared out? And how long was Safiyah
willing to wait? One might argue her organization kept tabs on Batwoman to let
her know of her eventual arrival. But keeping tabs on a super-hero seems
challenging, given the lengths they go to maintain secrecy.
chapter ends on a revelation which I found disappointing. It seems ever since Batman (1989), comic and movies have a
policy of tying the creation of the hero in with the creation of the villain.
It’s happened in such movies as Captain
America, Spider-Man and Black
Panther, and in comics such as Green
Lantern, Thor and Cyborg. And now
Batwoman. It all seems very convenient.
though, I’ve grown bored with this book. I should probably go back and re-read
all the issues together to be sure, but it seems to wander a great deal. There
have been moments that have been interesting – such as the visit to Scarecrow’s
underground lab – but they seem too drawn out to be completely satisfying.